J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS

Eric Gentry

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS, is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. He received his PhD from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley—a pioneer in traumatic stress and compassion fatigue.

In 1997, Dr. Gentry co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue—the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training. These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and he has published these effects in several journals.

Eric has been the director/co-director of The Traumatology Institute (FSU), The International Traumatology Institute (USF), the International Association of Trauma Professionals, the Arizona Trauma Institute, and The Forward-Facing® Institute. Over 200,000 health professionals have been trained in these methods over the past 25 years. He has authored/co-authored over 20 books and scores of research articles, chapters, and digital media presentations on these topics. These books include Forward-Facing® Trauma Therapy: Healing the Moral Wound; Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience: Prevention & Resolution of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue (with Jim Dietz, MD); Forward-Facing® for Educators: A Journey to Professional Resilience and Compassion Restoration (with Cheryl Fuller, MEd, and Rebecca Leimkuehler, MEd); and Forward-Facing® Freedom: Healing the Past, Transforming the Present, and A Future on Purpose (with Jenny Brackman).

Dr. J. Eric Gentry is the President and CEO of The Forward-Facing® Institute and owner of Compassion Unlimited—a private psychotherapy, training and consulting practice in Phoenix, Arizona.